Contrary to allegations levied against an employee of NIC Augustine Rogers for
contracting the services of an occult man to perform his ceremonies at the NIC burnt out
Premises at Walpole street, the firm’s personnel manager Ameera Bayoh has categorically dissociated her organization from such allegations.
She said NIC is a reputable financial institution that has little or no knowledge of mysterious ceremonies. She confirmed that Rogers had earlier complained about a swollen foot to her for possible medical attention before he proceeded on annual leave.
She said plans are now in the pipeline to seal the burnt house to restrict illegal occupants from squatting on the premises. “We are not aware of any occult agent” she said.
Augustine Rogers an employee of the National Insurance Company, is alleged to have hired an occult man from Mambolo in the Kambia district to perform a ceremony at his Walpole street former residence, which was gutted by fire in February this year.
Pa Alie Koroma, a retired employee of NIC and a former occupant of the burnt house confirmed to this press that Mr. Augustine Rogers was on Sunday 17th February was spotted in the company of an alleged occult agent with a black plastic bag containing some mystical items.
The man who was said to be an agent of occultism from Mambolo was accosted by some youths residing in the burnt out premises, who questioned both men.
After a serious tussle to capture the plastic bag which was suspected to contain a witch gun, jem jem water, axe and other mysterious items the agent narrowly escaped leaving behind the plastic and Rogers at the mercy of the desperate youths.
After a protracted interrogation Rogers was reported to have hired the agent to perform a mysterious ceremony in the compound to restore his health and virtue. But the youths around perceived the adventure to be detrimental to their innocent lives.
According to one Mohamed Bangura, who identified himself as a trader and former occupant of the said house, Mr. Rogers had long since planned their destruction for him to gain full control over the said premises.